Proven Winners ColorChoice Suñorita Rosa has been honored with the 2022 Award of Excellence by the American Rose Society. In addition, they are presenting the Landscape Roadshow on August 25, an educational program all about landscape at the Cincinnati Zoo.
The Proven Winners ColorChoice Suñorita Rosa
Award of Excellence
Introduced to commerce in 2019, Suñorita rose was evaluated for three years in AOE test gardens spaced geographically across the United States, in the "no spray" division of the competition. The official public announcement of the Award of Excellence winners will be made at the September American Rose Society's National Convention and Rose Show in Milwaukee, WI.
Bred by Christopher Hugh Warner, Suñorita features elegant, classically shaped buds of red-orange that open to reveal a soft orange bloom, perfectly shaped to form a classic rose "bowl." As the blooms age, they develop a golden-peach tone. Deep green foliage covers the sturdy, 3-4' tall and wide, disease-resistant shrub. Suñorita rose blooms from spring through frost without deadheading.
Suñorita rose joins Proven Winners ColorChoice roses Oso Easy Petit Pink (2012), Oso Easy Lemon Zest (2016), Oso Easy Peasy (2017), Oso Easy Urban Legend (2018) and Oso Easy Double Pink (2021) as a recipient of this honor. Also named the 2022 Proven Winners Rose of the Year, Suñorita is one of 14 varieties in the Proven Winners ColorChoice line of roses.
Landscape Roadshow 2021
The Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow is back in person and is coming to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden this summer. Attendees are invited to meet Proven Winners landscape experts and enjoy a lineup of landscape presentations covering a wide range of topics, including new plants, tried and true shrubs for the Midwest, and landscape design tips and stories. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the day will conclude with a walking tour of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The Roadshow is Wednesday, August 25, from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The educational program kicks off at 8:15 a.m. with John Antonelli, Regional Sales Representative from Four Star Greenhouse, who will present a program called “Stunning new Proven Winners annuals to enhance your landscape.” Spring Meadow Nursery’s Landscape Program Manager, Jane Beggs-Joles follows at 9 a.m. with a program called “Tried and true shrubs for Midwest landscapes.” Walters Gardens Regional Product Manager, Josh Roggenbuck, will present his program, “New perennial selections for the landscape,” at 10:30 a.m. Richard Weber of Springhouse Gardens will cover the topic, “Designing with all seasons in mind…” from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At noon, Nelson Darden of Classic Caladiums will give the lunchtime presentation, “Exciting new Proven Winners Caladiums for landscape impact.” Jason Testman, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, Landscape Division Manager and Landscape Architect fir TerraCare, Inc. presents “Redesigning the landscape at the WV State Capitol complex” at 1 p.m. Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, rounds out the day with “The importance of a landscape showcase at the Cincinnati Zoo.” The program runs from 1:45 to 2 p.m. with a walking tour to follow.
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